Opening Up the Discussion

One of the great things about having twelve people in a class is that everyone can get a chance to bounce their ideas off each other and get a fresh perspective when you’re just too deeply involved to see clearly.  Especially when trying to nail down a thesis, as we are now, an open environment [...]

End of Week One

It’s only the end of first week, but it feels more like the end of the first month on the block plan.  Our class started out seven days ago with almost no previous knowledge of the subject, and now we are deep into the core issues of the Baroque period and the research on our [...]

A New Block, a New Course, and a New Relationship

Art of the Baroque is the kind of class you only get a chance to take once.  Instead of the normal slide memorization and lengthy, essay-filled tests, we get the chance to combine art history and museum studies, making direct connections between the 17th century art we are exploring in class and the contemporary art [...]